Privacy statement

This privacy statement informs you about the personal data that we collect, why we collect these data and what we do with them. The Dutch Cheese Museum Foundation Alkmaar (further referred to as the Dutch Cheese Museum) treats your personal data with care and ensures that the personal information you provide to us is treated in confidence.

In short, our privacy statement explains that your personal data:

  • are used only for the purposes that have been agreed with you;
  • are not shared with third parties without your consent, unless there is a legal requirement to do so;
  • are carefully protected.

If you have any questions that are not answered in this privacy statement, wish to comment on the terms of the statement or have any complaints, we would like to speak to you. Please use the contact details at the end of this privacy statement.


This privacy statement applies to the website of the Dutch Cheese Museum Alkmaar and the use of the forms on this website. The Dutch Cheese Museum processes the personal data that you provide. The following is a list of the personal data that we process:

  • First and surname
  • E-mail address
  • Address
  • Postal Code
  • Town/City
  • Country

Why we need these data

The Dutch Cheese Museum processes personal data in order to contact you when you have completed a form on the website. The Dutch Cheese Museum analyses your online behaviour with a view to improving the website and tailoring our products and services to your preferences.

How long we retain the data

The Dutch Cheese Museum does not retain personal data for any longer than is strictly necessary to achieve the above goals, unless there is a statutory obligation to retain the data for longer, or (if this period is longer) beyond the retention period prescribed by applicable codes of conduct or professional rules.

Personal data of volunteers

The personal data of the volunteers of the Dutch Cheese Museum are stored externally on a private computer.

Sharing with third parties

The Dutch Cheese Museum does not sell data to third parties and only provides data to others if it is necessary for compliance with a statutory obligation. We conclude agreements with companies that process your data on our instructions in order to guarantee the same level of security and confidentiality when they are processing your data. The Dutch Cheese Museum remains ultimately responsible for these processing operations.

Recording visits to the website

The Dutch Cheese Museum uses functional and analytical cookies. A cookie is a small text file that is stored in the browser of your computer, tablet or smartphone at the time of your first visit to this website. The functionality of the cookies used by the Dutch Cheese Museum is purely technical. For example, they ensure that the website works effectively by remembering your preferred settings and help us to keep the website working properly. We can also use them to optimise our website. We anonymise these data before they are processed. You can reject cookies by programming your internet browser to stop saving cookies. You can also use the settings on your browser to delete any information that has already been saved.

Viewing, changing or deleting data

You have the right to view, correct or delete your personal data. You can make a request to view, correct or delete data to

The Dutch Cheese Museum also wishes to advise you of your right to submit a complaint to the national regulator, the Dutch Data Protection Authority. Complaints can be made with the following link:


The Dutch Cheese Museum takes the protection of your data seriously and adopts appropriate measures to avoid misuse, loss, unauthorised access, undesired disclosure and unlawful alteration of the data. If you believe that your data are not adequately secured or that there is evidence of abuse, please contact our customer service team at


If you have any questions about this privacy statement, you can contact us by sending an e-mail to or by writing to Stichting Hollands Kaasmuseum Alkmaar, Waagplein 2 1811 JP Alkmaar